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  • American moms: What makes a mom in the US? Take our quiz

    Mother's Day began on May 10, 1908, as the project of Anna Jarvis. Observed only in Grafton, W. Va., and Philadelphia at first, Ms. Jarvis asked Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. It took four years, but finally in 1914, little over a month before Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Mother's Day proclamation on May 14. What made a mom then is certainly different than what makes a mom now. In the pursuit of understanding who our mothers are in America today — their age, their marital status, how many babies they have — take our quiz and expand your understanding of the American Mom. 

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  • Color me confused

    I needed paint; what I got was a lesson in how things have changed.

  • American moms: What makes a mom in the US? Take our quiz

    Mother's Day began on May 10, 1908, as the project of Anna Jarvis. Observed only in Grafton, W. Va., and Philadelphia at first, Ms. Jarvis asked Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. It took four years, but finally in 1914, little over a month before Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Mother's Day proclamation on May 14. What made a mom then is certainly different than what makes a mom now. In the pursuit of understanding who our mothers are in America today — their age, their marital status, how many babies they have — take our quiz and expand your understanding of the American Mom. 

  • Opinion Six ways to boost electric vehicles

    Getting more American drivers into electric vehicles carries both environmental and national security benefits. But to get Americans to really buy EVs, the Obama administration needs to learn from the past and plan better today.

  • 10 reasons NOT to love books (compliments of H.L. Mencken)

    Books may seem universally beloved, but these historical persons, from Martin Luther to Woodrow Wilson, weren't such big fans.

  • The Vote The war on Sarah Palin's Christmas book (+video)

    News that Sarah Palin is writing a book about Christmas has led to an explosion of comment in social-media spaces. Here are the most likely ramifications of this Palin development.

  • Coolidge

    Amity Shlaes offers a fresh perspective on the 1920s and "Silent Cal," but infuses her narrative with ideology.

  • Robert Reich National income tax: a century of progressive taxes. More ahead?

    National income tax was a key victory for progressives after Gilded Age when money ruled. The 16th Amendment, authorizing a national income tax, was the first new amendment in 40 years.

  • What's a filibuster look like? Not Jimmy Stewart

    The Senate has approved a bipartisan agreement to limit the use of filibusters during debate and to speed nominations.

  • In Gear Obama's 'beast': The high-tech presidential limousine

    President Obama's limousine, also known as "The Beast," is heavily armored, Ireson writes, with 8-inch thick doors and a superstructure made of titanium, ceramic, steel, and aluminum.

  • Inauguration 2013: 10 highlights from previous second-term addresses

    Barack Obama will be the 17th American president to deliver two inaugural addresses. Here are 10 highlights from such speeches by previous two-term presidents, including the shortest one ever.

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Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Endeavor Global, cofounded by Linda Rottenberg (here at the nonprofit’s headquarters in New York), helps entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

 
 
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